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Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
well for new orleans when it came to recovery for hurricane katrina, every time i go back, the city really looks like it's recovering, this is a huge black eye, the world is watching, all of a sudden in the middle of the biggest game of the year, the biggest sporting game of the year, the power goes out and the momentum of the game changes. this is not good for the city. i love the city. i'm just being honest, mark? >> no. and we've had an incredible week here. it has been one incredible week this city has been looking forward to since the recovery from carekatrina. they wanted the people to come back, it's been a festive atmosphere throughout. you have to wonder, where will this go. the aging infrastructure of this facility itself, it's been through massive renovations since katrina, we damaged it, remember the rooftop damage we saw here. a lot of renovation in the stadium, and now the questions will be asked, not necessarily about the city but the facility isself. and we're waiting to here, like everybody else why this happened. why during the second half of the biggest game of the year,
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
, targeting innocent people in this city and in this region. yesterday, leaders from throughout the region, including leaders from businesses and unions, government, law enforcement and community groups, came together to pool resources and protect our core value of public safety. collectively, this group, led by my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. we will not tolerate anyone undermining the security, the tranquility of our neighborhoods, and our communities. we will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern california deserve. we will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large. authorities from los angeles,er vine, riverside, the fbi and other agencies are working together to bring this ordeal to an end. let me say this, some of you have heard me say this over the last 7 1/2 years again and again and again. we're as safe as we are, we're safer at any time since the 1950s. in no small part because the lapd, the sheriff's department and the law enforcement agencies o
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
hitting the east coast. we keep talking boston and this could hit new york city. >> providence, hartford, boston up to new hampshire and maine. all of the big cities across the northeast under the gun here. if you are along i-95, it's going to be a line where north of you somewhere it's going to be 20 to 25 inches. south of you it will be two. that's a big range. they will sneak into part of the forecast and not get to the northern part. new york city right now, this computer we are talking about is 15.3 inches of snow. providence is 28.3. the mayor of boston, we showed the picture said please, everybody off the road by noon. city schools are closed. we don't want you stuck on the freeway in a blizzard. this is going happen. people are going to get out with three inches of snow on the ground. they think they will be okay, but they are not. they are going to get stuck in this. three inches now, but two hours later, they will be in eight inches and not going to be able to get out of the car. this happens all the time. get off the road and stay home. >> here's a heads up. i hear y
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 1:00am PST
information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> the city of los angeles offering a hefty reward after days of fruitless searching in the san bernardino mountains for a rogue excop. christopher dorner allegedly killed three people before disappearing. every lapd officer is a potential target in his self-declared vendetta against the police force. 50 officer and their families are getting around the clock protection until donor is caught. even tonight's grammys had extra security just in case. >>> and 30 people have been crushed to death in a stampede in india. officials say people were crowding a rail station during one of the biggest religious festivals of the year. the stampede happened after someone fell from a platform bridge in ala habad. >>> a lot of people in the new england blizzard zone spent their day doing just this, getting ready for tomorrow's commute. more than 300,000 homes still without electricity right now. cleanup crews from pennsylvania to maine are working overtime to clear highways and city streets by the morning rush hour. tonight, though, we're tracking a weathe
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is adding extra trains to get people home as fast as they can before the big part of the snowstorm hits. carol? >> do you have your flashlight and your toilet paper and your bread? >> reporter: oh, yeah, you know, speaking of long island, i live there and the gas lines are already there. it's reminiscent of hurricane sandy because after hurricane sandy we all went to rationing gas because of everybody thought there was a gas shortage. you see that mini panic going on, even on long island. people waiting in line for gas. cars, 20 cars deep lines, which is pretty startling and pretty unnerving because everybody is sort of running around trying to prepare. i even went to the grocery store. i got the last apple on the shelf, carol. >>
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
also covering the major storm from all angles. we'll begin with the city that will get hit first, that is new york. alison kosik, do we understand if they're prepared? lost her. we'll go to susan candiotti in boston, another place the storm is hitting. we know there will be a lot, a lot, a lot of snow. are they ready? >> reporter: to put it bluntly, i think they are, we certainly hope they are. the city hopes bostonians are. certainly they and new englanders are used to huge nor'easters and blizzards like this. 35 years ago, you had the storm of '78, when they had more than 27 inches. this could rival those record amounts. we'll have to see what happens. but as of now, noontime is zero hour. a snow emergency has gone into effect and now people are being told that's it, get off the streets. if your car is there, it's going to ghettet towed. so certainly if take you a look at the store shelf, they are empty. it is clear that people have been fwg out within the last 24, 48 hours since these warnings began. buying all kinds of essential supplies, including nonperishable foods, water,
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
organizations, law enforcement groups, the city, lots of people banding together, showing just how important this effort is to the city of los angeles. here's what the police chief and the mayor had to say at that news conference. >> this is an act, and make no mistake about it, of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. his actions cannot go unanswered. a society is defined by what it values. and we value our law enforcement family. >> our confidence that we will bring him to justice is up shaken. this search is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. and i want christopher dorner to know that. >> reporter: law enforcement officials have not released until now the identity of the police officer who was killed allegedly by christopher dorner on thursday in livriverside, california. he is michael crane, 34 years old, officer with the riverside police department. an 11-year veteran of that police department. also a veteran of two tours in kuwait, with the u.s. marine corps. he leaves behind a wife and two children. martin? >> casey wia
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
line. >> it looks like we have arms or the outer bands of a hurricane approaching new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trips right before the valentine's day weekend here, those folks, you called it right. as we look at these pictures from maine, do keep in mind those winds are going to whip. and before this thing is over, you will have zero visibility, snow blowing sideways, deep, deep drifts, that sort of thing. want to talk about boston. look at this. this is -- you can't see it, it is fenway park. you'll recognize fenway if there wasn't snow and ice on the lens of this camera. snow started there right around 9:30 this morning. and we're hearing boston could break its all time snow record. the all time record set in either 1978 in that deadly winter storm, blamed for dozens of deaths, or more recently in 2003. take your pick. 27 inches each time. boston,
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00am PST
the biggest sporting event in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon and so much more. join us for kickoff in new orleans. tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. happy super bowl sunday. i can't wait. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> that is one excited anchor, carol costello, i know you love your football. i'll be thinking about you on sunday. hi, everybody, it's good to have you with us. i want to take you straight to wall street. big, big story happening. stocks are surging. and i don't mean just surging, i mean to new heights. heights we haven't seen in five years. the dow hitting 14,000, just a short time ago and that's for the first time since october 2007. yes, you can say hooray. today's rally thanks in part to the january jobs report which just came out this morning. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i can assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. what's it like down there? >> well, believe it or not, there was no reaction whe
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the band, doing extracurricular activities. really just the last person in the world, who you
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
different cities around the world, where our embassies and consulates are, we rely on host governments, on security forces, on the militaries and police forces in host countries so it's a joint responsibility, and obviously the state department will have to look into this and try to determine who is responsible. >> nicholas burns, former ambassador, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we'll have much more from turkey later on ins in ns s i"cnn news" >>> the colorful mayor of new york city has died, much beloved. his signature line? >> am i doing all right? am i doing okay? >> yeah, we remember that, the 88-year-old koch had been in and out of the hospital recently. he died of congestive heart failure. his funeral will be monday in a synagogue near central park. koch served three terms as mayor starting in 1978. he later found a new rule for his jubilant combative personality on the people's court and hosted a radio show and never left his beloved hometown. let's bring in john berman in new york, so what will be the mayor's political legacy you think? >> carol i don't think you c
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 11:00am EST
in this city, the gun violence in this city is something that the president himself has brought up in numerous speeches including right after this shooting in newtown. talking about the kind of violence we see on street corners in places like chicago and in philadelphia. and i should mention, too, he even taped a special video message to the city of chicago last summer talking about the gun violence. and in that video, he said that it's everyone's responsibility to make our streets safe so that children's biggest concern is that algebra test or physics test and not getting home, walking home from school. this is unfortunately the case in hadiya pendleton shot not far from her school after taking, we understand, a final exam. we know that she wasn't the target. she wasn't involved with the wrong crowd. that she was a bystander who was killed. this is something that is unfortunately far too common in chicago and really across the country. >> such a heartbreaking story. athena, thank you very much for that. >>> meanwhile, sticking with chicago now, a source close to jesse jackson jr. say
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 11:00am EST
100 people were injured when a blast ripped through the offices of pemex in mexico city late yesterday. one survivor was pulled from the rubble five hours after the explosion. but crews are continuing their search for others who still could be trapped. the explosion happened in the basement of one of the city's tallest skyscrapers. the investigators still don't know why or how it happened. >>> a pilot loses consciousness mid flight. it happened aboard an alaska airlines flight from l.a. to seattle. the co-pilot had to scramble and take over. that plane was diverted to portland. it did land safely and a doctor onboard was able to treat the captain until they landed and medical personnel were able to take over. the pilot's condition has not been released yet. spokesman said he has been with that airline for 28 years. >>> leave it to dr. phil to dig up even more details on the very strange case of a football player who fell in love with a fictional woman online. i know you know we're talking about the manti te'o saga. on the program yesterday, we told you that the man who says h
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 8:00am PST
requirements of the reward? >> that would be determined by the city attorneys that are involved. the issuance of a reward, again, is for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of an individual. this is sort of an unusual circumstance. certainly there was information that was provided that was very beneficial yesterday, and that will be examined and evaluated by the people who deal with the rewards. the los angeles police department does not issue rewards. so, we are not in the reward business. those are outside entities that issue those rewards, in an effort to support the investigation. >> beyond the emotional and psychic toll of losing officers and deputies, has there been any calculation of the financial cost of all this? >> yeah. not as yet. i don't have any cost estimates in terms of what this particular investigation has cost to this point. i'm sure at some point those figures or an estimate will come out. [ inaudible question ] well, our investigation will continue, again, until the investigators have been able to bring their case to a conclusion. and a lot of tha
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
443 victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter
CNN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the ban be dropped. >> scouting was a real refuge for me. it was a place where i didn't have to deal with my sexuality and i felt accepted regardless. >> reporter: ahead the motto and the movement. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello.
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there is no indication at all that this was caused by th
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
think most epitomizes america right now. >> "sex and the city". >> honey boo boo. >> hunger games. >> here comes honey boo boo. >> i can't wait to go to the pageant with glitzy because we're going to win it all. >> reporter: did america take a wrong turn after happy days? ♪ where are those good old-fashioned values ♪ >> the golden age of television sitcoms did not reflect the way american society really was. what it reflected to some extent is the way america thought it should be. >> reporter: so what is the reality of america today? >> "homeland". >> "zero dark thirty". >> it would be "homeland". >> an american prison of war had been turned. >> what show time reflects is this latent paranoia that most of us feel, having lived through september 11th. >> reporter: we also got the message that america still equals family. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> parenthood. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> modern family. >> reporter: it may just look a little different these days. ♪ the circle of life >> we adopted a baby. >> what happened really is television has caught u
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
it? baltimore fighting back in glowing purple. the city planning a huge parade to celebrate the ravens. >>> clydesdales to calvins, tied to taco bell, jeep to that volkswagen ad that everyone is talking about. the 30-second spots you liked best. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello in washington. one thing for sure, we will not stop talking about super bowl xlvii for a very long time, along with its electric halftime show and its electric free nightmare, the blackout early in the third quarter, plunging the superdome into darkness. the nfl title game grinding to a halt for 34 agonizing minutes. the loss of power frustrating players and coaches forced to stay on the field. it turned out to be a huge turning point in the game. and there was also the social media flutter that followed the much hyped commercials, and beyonce's halftime spectacular and her outfit that turned quite a few heads. we have reporters from new orleans to new york covering all that is super bowl this morning. but we start with the most memorable
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
at least 20 years. 14 tourists killed today when a balloon exploded in the southern egyptian city of luxor. it's the site of some of egypt's most famous ruins. these were shot just before the explosion. rez reza sayah joins us this morning. >> reporter: this hot air balloon dropped 1,000 feet, the empire state building is a little more than 1,200 feet so this was a lengthy drop, officials say at least 19 people were killed, this incident happening in the city of luxor in southern egypt, the site of some of the most famous ancient ruins. officials saying 21 people were on board, almost all of them with the exception of the pilot were tourists, among them hong kong nationals, japanese nationals, british, the french. the operator of this hot air balloon was sky cruise. obviously there's going to be a lot of questions asked of the owner of the company. the hot air balloon plummeted when a flammable gas cylinder on board exploded. witnesses say some of the tourists actually jumped out of the hot air balloon while it was falling, incredibly horrifying incident, investigation is on the w
CNN
Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
dan marino has become the talk of the town in the city where he once ruled. but it's not for any of his football feats. >> i was shocked to read about dan marino. he was the most respected sports hero. >> shock over news that the beloved hall of fame football idol feathered a child out of wedlock. >> for 17 years, he was the signature player of the dolphins, an iconic athletic figure. >> who according to the new york post had an affair in 2004, a child born in 2005 and millions paid to keep it all quiet. in a statement he said this is a personal and private matter. i take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions. now as i did then. we mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved. a private affair that people here seem willing to overlook. >> he has done incredible things for this community with his foundation, his charitable work, the stuff that he did for the miami dolphins, the only nfl team he ever played for, by the way. is legendary. his records are still out there waiting to be broken. hey, we all stumble along the w
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
the 3 foot level. new york city's airports resumed their services, but there's an airport here in connecticut. it's not getting -- it is still a mess. we're still -- defy con 5 in terms of the plowing. it has been a very, very difficult situation here, brianna. >> that's right. maybe the only saving grace, it happened on a weekend. but this is certainly something as you mentioned, ashleigh, will take days to recover from. thanks for that. >>> mean time, that urgent dragnet now in the mountains east of los angeles for a rogue ex cop with a vendetta against the lapd. christopher dorner's alleged killing spree began last sunday in irvine, where two people were shot and killed. one of them, the daughter of a police officer. dorner apparently then went to san diego for a couple days, and visited the naval base there. his wallet was found at the san diego airport. early thursday morning, he shot three cops allegedly. one in corona, two in riverside, one of them later died. thursday afternoon, dorner's burning truck was found near big bear lake in the san bernardino mountains, and cnn's
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
operating in the shadows with a secret agenda. here in cairo, in alexandria, the cities along the suez canal and cities in the delta as well, we're seeing large demonstrations. and, of course, in cairo, becoming quite violent, this really does seem to be shaking the foundations of the government of mohamed morsi, who has come out and said that the security forces will act decisively to put down and protect the government institutions, he's blaming the opposition for allowing these demonstrations to happen. but what appears fairly apparent is that he doesn't seem to have much control over what is going on in the streets of cairo and other egyptian cities. >> ben, stand by. jim clancy, my question to you, what has the muslim brotherhood, what has president morsi said so far. you hear ben talking about the people want them out. they elected him. >> well, a majority of them elected him and some of them are very angry and they regret that election. i think what president morsi display done right is to pull his own supporters off the streets, to prevent things from getting any worse. to prev
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
overxd europe, q#" asia. they were taking in the sites at( beautiful ancient city of luxor a thousand feet below when the gas canister explodeddó sending this balloon plummetikf to the çóearth. ian lee is live for us in cairo. what happened? whatlp caused this? >> reporter: well,i] brooke, wh we're hearingñ now is when theq balloon was starting to come down, descend to land, is when thisi] tragedy struck. one of the valves, we're hearing, opened up, sending a c flame, catching the balloonçó o fire. two peoplexd bailed out when it wasfá just about tenxd feetq of] ground, including the pilot, sending the balloon straight up into the air to about a thousand feet. perspective, theçó empire state building is roughly 1200 feet. so quite a long drop. people killed. the head ofñ)q civil aviation authority is in luxor to investigate this crash. he said the balloon operatori] s operating legally. but thee1xd minister -- sorry,i department of tourismçóxd says co(> ny has had somefá violatio, so the1gñ will be investigating whatçó actually happened, brook >> ian, when.; s
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
crosses the earth's orbit and if one of these were to explode over a big city, that's the he said of the big city. i can't express this enough. so we could as human kind get together and go looking for these things. these things are going so fast, the atmosphere is just like concrete. >> i wanted our viewers to see this again because it really is so incredible when you look at the video and the sound there. is there any risk when you talk about the astroid getting so close to earth that the same thing could happen? >> this? oh, no. if that astroid would hit the earth that we're talking about today that's getting close, there would be significantly more damage than this. and, no, it is not going to happen. it does not get that close. it does get inside the big ring that we have, 22,000 miles in space. but if you take a look, if you make a sphere of that ring, you're talking about 8 million square miles of area out there and only just a few things to hit. we'll be just fine. the earth is in good shape and so are all the satellites. the odds are not zero, but i could probably win the lo
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Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
of the safest cities in the world. for the time being, turkish police are sifting through the fortifications of this city trying to answer the question, who killed sierra? >> reporting from istanbul. now, remember when britney spears shaved her head all those years ago. she did it as an act of rebellion. now a japanese pop star has shaved all of her hair off. why? as an apology. and many of her fans say she had nothing to be sorry for. cnn explains. >> a startling apology by a young woman who some say did nothing wrong. a 20-year-old pop star tearfully apologizes to her fans with her head shaved as an act of contrition. everything i did is entirely my fault, i'm so sorry. her mistake, she says, spending the night with a singer from a popular boy band. she has been demoted within the japanese super group akb 48. a group that started in this district of tokyo. i know she wanted to say sorry, but shaving her head is too extreme this girl says. shaving her head, it's a bit crazy. she is a japanese idol, i guess she does have to follow the rules of the group. while the girls are no
CNN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
its sixth day. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, the bus driver is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> reporter: well, they are saying every kind of word that means hero when they refer to charles poland. that's exactly what he's being considered by just about everybody in this community because of what he did, the fact he was driving the school bus and according to witnesses stood up and tried to protect the lives of the 20-some children that were on that bus. and then died as a result of it. i should update you a little bit on the standoff itself. not a major change but there was a news conference originally scheduled, it's been cancelled. not uncommon. it simply means authorities haven't got anything really new to say. very little information coming out because these are very sensitive negotiations that are ongoing. the concern is that perhaps the suspect here may have some way to listen to news media. but then you get this very specific information from time to time from authorities, and they mentioned that tonight cheese
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Feb 18, 2013 9:00am PST
articulated in this statement. for those of us that live here in los angeles, the city of los angeles county, it is hard to explain to people that live outside of this region how passionate lakers fans are. and the connection between the lakers and the city of los angeles. there's a pride. there's a confidence that the people actually experience through the success of the lakers over the years. and so, dr. buss not only created great sports, great entertainment, but i think he also helped to vitalize and revitalize the city at times where the fans sand the people really became part of the lakers. and helped kind of drive the success that happened on the court. >> and, jim, do we have any information -- do we know where we go from here? how is the family going to be celebrating, how are they going to be mourning, and how do they include this huge community that really wants to be a part of it? >> no, i don't have that information right now. but i don't think there's any doubt that the family is going to ensure that there's a way for the community to be involved, you know, in part of that comm
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Feb 1, 2013 9:00am PST
evidence that the lack of integration is partly because in many cities across europe white people are moving away from ethnically mixed neighborhoods. >> you can get a change that is quite dramatic in the character of an area, and here in london between 2001 and 2011, one-third of the white population has left. >> reporter: enormous demographic changes resulting in profound challenges like the so-called muslim patrols which the communities themselves are now trying to tackle. cnn, london. >>> we have live pictures here, breaking news happening out of cairo. this is actually taking place now. these pictures, these are the streets and they are erupting now, we understand, with water cannons and tear-gas, and this is outside the presidential palace, as the scene there is turning violent. we will have a live report out of cairo after this break. .... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laught
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
safety? >> player safety, suzanne, certainly. you know he is on new orleans' soil, he is in the city and it should be very spicy if you want to pardon the new orleans-related pun. this session could be how many saints or reporters that cover the saints are able to ask the commissioner. many people are not in necessarily fans of roger goodell here in new orleans dating back to the bountygate scandal, and sean payton was suspended for the entire season and payton has urged saints' fans to give the commissioner a warm welcome during super bowl weekend. it has been a tough couple years for the commissioner, with what began with the players' lockout and the new collective bargaining agreement and that was followed by a referee lockout and then the debacle that we saw involving the replacement referees. those topics will come up, and player safety, 4,000 lawsuits out there concerning player safety and the concussion issue, and there's a lot on his plate, but the nfl owners gave the commissioner a ten-year contract extension, and this is what he is paid to do to go in front of the media and tal
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Feb 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
row. the neighborhood around the hotel has changed over the decades but despite the city's best efforts of course the hotel remains a symbol of the area's dark past. >> thank you for calling the european style cecil hotel, the best affordable hotel in downtown los angeles. >> calling itself the premier choice of affordable downtown los angeles hotels, the cecil attracts mostly low income residents. in the' 50s and' 60s, it was known as a place where those at the end of their rope would end their life. it was the choice hide out for serial killer victor ramirez, he reportedly lived at the hotel for months. and another serial killer found -- and it's thought that the black da had lia hung out in the hotel before her murder. and now the decomposing body of tourist found in one of hotel's water tanks. guests were noticeably upset. >> wouldn't you if there was a dead body in the water you were using and drinking. >>. >> she chose the hotel despite the past. >> the shower was awful, when you turned on the tap, the water was coming black first. the 21-year-old's death just a mystery fo
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Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
those. so that's the purpose of reexamining that. >> is the safety of the city being compromised in any way by stretching the thin blue line even further? >> no. the city is absolutely safe. we have talked several times about a procedure we call tactical alert, can allows us to rewill date resources from all over the city to where they are most needed. so with all of the additional resources, that are assigned directly to the investigation, the divisions that protect our communities are doing so and will continue to do so at an excellent job. >> if you determined it was him buying scuba gear what would be the implication for the investigation, do you all go underwater now? what are the implications? >> i don't know. at this time there's no telling why he was purchasing scuba gear. again, hopefully we will develop more information on that. yes? >>. [ inaudible question ] >> some are credible. and all of them will be looked at. obviously with 1,000 clues and tips you have to prioritize, so those that have more credence and more weight will be followed up on immediately. and others wil
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Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
music store, and there's no sound city. >> reporter: groll salvaged the recording console to use in his own studio, ultimately he says the moving and the album are a celebration of musical and perfection. >> you don't have to sing exactly on key. it's the emotion of being a passionate player. and it's those imperfections that give you personality as an artist. ultimately having an appreciation for what it sounds like to be a human being, that's what sound city represents. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> thanks for watching, everyone. news room international with michael holmes starts now. >>> ashleigh ban field thanks. welcome everybody to newsroom international i'm michael holmes. and we are as always taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on out there in california a manhunt intensifying for an ex-cop whose allegedly gone on a rampage shooting three los angeles police officers early this morning, one of them is dead. authorities warn christopher dorner is armed and dangerous. there he is on the screen. he's also accused in a double killing in
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb, what are you hearing this morning? what a shocker. >> reporter: it's fascinating because the resignation took many here by surprise. we spoke just a short time ago with the archbishop of new york, cardinal timothy dolan, and he says he was startled when he heard the news. he said there have been rumors at various points that pope benedict xvi would be stepping down, but when the formal word came that he was resigning, it took the entire diocese, certainly by surprise. now, we did speak to him a little bit earlier. he said, you know, pope benedict understood that, in fact, he was in frail health, that even back in 2005, when his name came up for consideration to become the pope, he mentioned that he was getting older. he is going to be 86 years old in the next two months. and so he understood that. and being pope is a very grueling kind of job, the cardinal said. people are always trying to get near you, trying to jostle, trying to push, and he said that made it a little bit diff
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Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
that originated from a comment from the mayor of midland city, virgil skipper. so i spoke with him this morning about if he, indeed, heard the boy crying himself. so i said, have you been to the bunker? she said no, i haven't been past the barrier. did you speak with someone who heard the boy crying i asked him. he said no one told me that specifically. so that was speculation about this boy crying in a bunker fer his parents. he said you know he's crying. he's a 6-year-old boy. well, we know that he's 5, and that again is just an assumption that the boy is crying. we'll get more information from the authorities when this news conference starts in a few moments. miguel? >> such a crazy way this unfolded with the bus driver, incredibly brave bus driver, keeping this gunman from getting on the bus, letting 20-some kids out the back, this other young man taken by him. do we have any sense of a possible motive? >> reporter: this all started on tuesday when a school bus stopped in front of a road that leads up to the property owned by jimmy lee dykes. what we know from someone who lives
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Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
to have knocked over the brick walls. elsewhere across the city, mostly superficial. glass and window frames and a lot of that is already being cleaned up and repaired. within a week or so, there should be few physical scars left from this city's close encounter with the media. but it is likely to be something that people here will be talking about for some time to come. phil black, cnn, russia. >> make sure you stay there. i've got a great guest here, an astronomer will explain just what happened yesterday in russia. and he's got some pieces of space rocks that have made it to earth. it's a fascinating conversation coming up, so make sure you stay tuned. >>> i want to go now to the shocking news that an entire nation still can't believe really the entire world. south africa's national hero locked up in jail, charged with murder. and a surreal angle. a young woman shot dead by pistorius, a reality show she taped did go on television today as scheduled in south africa. the producers of the show say they consulted beforehand. it's one of those celebrity competition shows a well-k
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Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
the midwest is now headed toward new england. bus service suspended in downtown kansas city yesterday because of scenes just like that one. the city got more than a foot of snow. governs of both kansas and missouri declaring states of emergency. airports slowly getting back to normal today. this flight from denver got bogged down after landing in wichita, getting unstuck took a while but the passengers took it in stride. >> everybody was in really good spirits. we all chatted and had a good time. it got a little long, but for the most part everybody stayed in good spirits. >> by far the most entertaining delay i have ever had in my life. this is laughable to me. >> for the latest on where the weather storm is now. karen mcguinness joins us from the cnn weather center in atlanta. you see a baby stuck in an airport and you got to admire the smiles on face. >> just when you think spring is coming you get one of those winter storms. it is not the system but a lesser system than we were looking at 24 hours ago. look at these snowfall totals. i did see isolated amounts of 20 inche
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Feb 25, 2013 10:00am PST
, schools are closed for a third day. parts of the city could get up to 26 inches of snow. this is on top of 22 inches the city got last week. the governor has extended a state of emergency declaration there. up to 19 inches of snow hitting jefferson, colorado. about 70 miles from denver. hundreds of flights were canceled in denver because of this weather. chad myers bringing all of this to us. what does it look like particularly in the texas panhandle? >> you know, it is really a mess. when i heard they were pulling the plows off the roads because it was too dangerous for the plows -- >> that's crazy. >> -- i thought, i grew up in buffalo, i've never heard of such a thing. then i saw the pictures and the white-out conditions. it was white out and dark before sunrise. it's still snowing in amarillo, in lubbock, woodward, elk city. witch tash wichita, you're getting snow. kansas city, you'll get it tonight. we're getting a crew out there as we speak because the snow will be very heavy at times. a live shot from the department of transportation in texas. this is i-27 north of lubbock. it up
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Feb 23, 2013 2:00pm EST
vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vatican watchers are somewhat skeptical about these reports. but many other people are taking them seriously. they've been picked up not only by these two publications but really they're appearing in all the italian media. we've had in the past just three years ago, there were reports that were backed up by video and still pictures of rather gay priests within the vatican, and so there is a historical precedence to that. so many people in fact, do take these reports very seriously. despite the vigorous denials from the vatican. >> ben wedeman in rome. one of the men who help elect the next pope is cardinal roger mahoney in this country. he is giving a deposition today about alleged sex crimes by priests when he was archbishop of los angeles. miguel marquez is in l.a. mahoney has been deposed in the past. what's different this time? >> well, th
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Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
was hit hardest with some cities getting more than three feet of snow. 650,000 customers across the region lost power. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police acade
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he re-emerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it's not clear at this point when the meeting of the conclave, the meeting of 117 cardinals assembled to vote for the next pope will meet. however, a senior vatican spokesman on saturday said that, it could happen earlier than planned, before the 15th of march. i'm ben wedeman, cnn, reporting from rome. >> all right. thank you, ben. >>> a cold day to talk about global warming. thousands braved frigid temperatures
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Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm EST
imagine what that may have done over a big city, certainly the number would have been much higher than 1,000. >> okay. chad myers, thank you. are you excited about this asteroid? why are you looking -- >> do i look -- >> oh, my goodness. >> it is a speck, going to fly on by. going to miss us. >> chad. all right. we're going to talk about this tiny little speck here and history in the making apparently, chad myers. >> our history? you know, not compared to the world. you said this is the closest asteroid that ever came to the -- >> in 40 years. >> in 40 years, okay. what about the one that hit the earth? that was closer. >> i think it is 1 in 1200 chances it will do that. we have facts and figures. it is fascinating to some of us. chad, you'll be back. let me move on and talk about this story. the man known as blade runner breaking down in court. oscar pistorius is charged with the valentine's day shooting of his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >> such a devastating shock that her whole life, what she could achieve, never came to fulfillment and she's with the angels and that's all i
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
was killed. the general knows a thing or two about restoring order. after katrina the city was in shambles until the tough talking general and his troops took over. oh, yeah, take that drug dealers and gang leaders. of course the people and especially local chicago police might have a problem with federal intervention, but still, is the national guard the answer to gun violence. facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carol cnn. jason johnson. >> it makes perfect sense for us to respond to gun violence by highly militarized responses. it's not how you clean up bad neighborhoods. what you do is hire more police. you hire police from those particular communities and you have the police walk the streets. you have things like what rudy jewel any did in new york which is take care of quality of life crime, take graffiti off the walls and clean up garbage. these are the ways you stop gun violence. it's not about bringing in troops and scaring everybody in the street. >> just the sight of the general saying to some stupid gang member prone to violence saying put that gun down or i'm going to
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Feb 5, 2013 8:00am PST
commissioner roger goodell. the new orleans city council says that it hopes to learn more friday at an emergency meeting with the power company entergy. we will keep you posted. of course baltimore ravens managed to pull out a victory despite a furious comeback by the 49ers. the ravens fans elated to celebrate with a super sized parade in downtown baltimore. look at the folks gathered, temperatures in the low to mid30s, the reason they have to wait longer than expected, christine romans and i just talked about it, they are all stuck in traffic. the parade is stuck in traffic. rene marsh reporting live for us right in the middle of it all. i don't know that i ever heard of this, seriously the victory parade stuck in traffic. >> reporter: they are. you know what, the fans, they are being very patient. you hear the music. there's a party going on. i'm sitting in joe flacco's hum v, this is the hum v he will be in when he goes through the parade rout. this is the good man that will drive him. we have members from the 175th maryland's national air guard. they are here as well. you know what
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Feb 18, 2013 9:00am EST
northern suburb of sydney, 45-minute drive north of the city. my father worked for price waterhouse, the accountancy firm, his entire life. you know when the accountants used to come on with their briefcases, that little ten seconds of tv, we would go crazy. and i remember my dad saying, i had a meeting with that guy once, and i just thought my dad was it. for me, this is something beyond the realms of imagination. a bit the same as when i hosted it. i'm like, i'm a kid from sydney. i'm not going to finish this by complaining or saying i'm tired or busy or nervous. i'm just going to enjoy it. >> your daughter is a bit of a ham. your son kind of shines. reready for the next generation to do this business? does it seem like she's headed down the path? >> i totally can see her getting in. the only thing deb and i, we're wary of getting in. i had this normal childhood and none of this until i was 30, which is a good thing. >> i know you have to go, but quickly, do you have any advice for seth mcfarlane hosting? >> just be funny and gracious and extraordinary and an entertainer for three
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
woods teed it up over the weekend at the palm city resort in south florida. despite the high profile outing, the game was off limits to white house reporters and photographers. >>> also, an idaho man just lost his job and has a lot of haters online after what he's accused of doing to a baby on board a flight to atlanta. >> sing twinkle, twinkle. >> this boy began to cry, the man called the child a racial slur and slapped him. and the man, he's a former executive of an aerospace and defense company. cnn's renee marsh has the story. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them, in seat 28a was this man, joe ricky huntley of hayden, idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit back down f
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
game. in this game was all miami, they beat oklahoma city by 10 points to win the seventh straight game. lebron was great again. scored over 30 points. 39 to be exact. but this is the shot that dropped his shooting percentage to 59%. which is 1% shy of extending his nba report to seven straight games. >> you had your 60% field goal percentage going until you jacked up that three in the shot clock. were you aware what that meant? >> no, i wasn't aware, but all good things got to come to an end at some point. you know, it was a good run. we got the win tonight and that's the most important. >> hey, mate. it's a kangaroo. look at this he lpga tournament in australia. it was delayed by what else -- yes, kangaroos. dozens of them bouncing up and down the fairway. play was actually stopped for a short time. you know, seeing the kangaroo ares, carol, got us thinking wondering if one of those kangaroos happened to pick up one of the player's golf balls would that player be penalized? we found out not, because the kangaroos, as you might be surprised in australia are not part of the golf co
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Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
vatican city to hear him speak. the pontiff assured the crowd that although he's retiring, he isn't going to abandon the church, but will dedicate his time to prayer and meditation. now to a scandal surrounding the catholic church, italian media are reporting on allegations of a network of gay priests at the vatican. blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes. meanwhile, an american cardinal says he intends to help select the new pope despite a petition that he not be allowed to do so. the l.a. archdiocese relieved cardinal roger mahoney of public duties after it was revealed he plotted to conceal child molestation priests. meanwhile, four priests have accused of a scottish cardinal of inappropriate behavior. they have reported cardinal keith o'brien to the vatican. the cardinal has denied the allegations. >>> hollywood's most celebrated actors are getting ready for the red carpet at the oscars, the 85th annual academy awards gets under way about five hours from now. this year could be one for the record books. we'll explain why in just a few moments, live from hollywood. >>> and
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00am EST
that new york cops can do, that's some what happens in the city here. but, paul, can a deli do that? can they stop and frisk you? >> well, yes and no. if sthey suspect that you're a shop lifter, there's rules that they can detain you until police arrive on the scene. they thought he was a shop lifter, patting him down until the cops got there. it's pretty stupid by a low-end employee and i think the store is going to be embarrassed by that. >> one of the things we'll never know, we don't know, the state of mind of the employee here. how can you really ever prove when it was a honest mistake or some kind of racial profiling? paul? >> you know, done prove that. and forest whitaker would have to start a whole lawsuit. and he played idi amin. he's a tough guy. i think he can survive this incident. >> given the gentleman that he is, he didn't even want to call the authorities for fear of having that employee lose his job. what a guy, huh? but it happens every day. it sheds a big light on it and sh-t shouldn't happen. because of this, perhaps it will happen less. >> would it be worth his
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